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By Kam Williams | The Skanner News
Published: 28 February 2019

 WIDE RELEASES

Greta (R for violence and disturbing images) Suspense thriller, set in NYC, about a naive young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) who unwittingly befriends a widow with an evil agenda (Isabelle Huppert) whose pocketbook she found on the subway. With Maika Monroe, Colm Feore and Stephen Rea.

A Madea Family Funeral (PG-13 for profanity, crude sexuality and pervasive drug use) Tyler Perry's back in drag as a sassy granny for this raucous comedy set in rural Georgia where a joyous family reunion is unexpectedly marred by tragedy. Co-starring Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely and Mike Tyson.

 

INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS

Apollo 11 (Unrated) IMAX documentary revisiting NASA's historic 1969 mission, the first spaceflight to land on the moon. Featuring archival footage of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Unrated) Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Malawi's William Kamkwamba's memoir about saving his village from famine at the age of 13 by building a wind turbine. Cast includes Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda and Aissa Maiga.

Climax (R for disturbing content including profanity, graphic nudity and sexuality, drug use and violence) Horror musical set at an abandoned boarding school where a dance troupe's party is sabotaged by a bowl of sangria laced with LSD. Ensemble cast includes Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Kiddy Smile, Giselle Palmer and Taylor Castle. (In French and English with subtitles)

Furie (Unrated) Action thriller about an ex-assassin (Veronica Ngo) who comes out of retirement to rescue her young daughter kidnapped by a sex-trafficking ring. With Hoa Tran, Mai Cat Vi and Thanh Nhien Phan. (In Vietnamese with subtitles)

Saint Judy (Unrated) Michelle Monaghan portrays the title character in this reverential biopic about immigration attorney Judy Wood who has single-handedly saved the lives of thousands of female refugees by successfully lobbying for changes in the United States' asylum laws. Supporting cast includes Common, Mykelti Williamson, Alfred Molina and Alfre Woodard.

Styx (Unrated) Seafaring thriller about a German ER physician (Susanne Wolff) sailing solo on the Atlantic Ocean who diverts her boat to come to the aid of 100 shipwrecked refugees. With Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld and Gedion Oduor Wekesa. (In English and German with subtitles)

Transit (Unrated) Adaptation of Anna Segher's novel of the same name, set in Marseilles, about a German refugee (Franz Rogowski) who falls in love with the widow (Paula Beer) of the recently-deceased writer whose identity he's assumed. Cast includes Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman and Maryam Zaree. (In German, French and sign language)

The Wedding Guest (R for profanity, violence and brief nudity) Dev Patel plays the title character in this suspense thriller about a shadowy figure who travels from England to Pakistan to kidnap a Muslim bride-to-be (Radhike Apte). With Jim Sarbh, Harish Khanna and Nish Nathwani.

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